Date: August 24, 2016
Contact: Liz Novak, Director of Marketing and Communications, +913.345.1005
IAPD and APCGT Establish Louisiana Flood Relief Fund for Plastics Community
Overland Park, KS — The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), the international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacturer of engineering plastics, has partnered with the Atlanta Plastics Charity Golf Tournament (APCGT) to raise funds for members of our plastics community affected by flooding in Louisiana.
APCGT and IAPD established the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund to assist those in the plastics community who are recovering from the flooding and are in need of financial assistance. “Learning of the catastrophic flood that has impacted Louisiana, and knowing that we have many colleagues who have lost everything, it is vital to IAPD to help aid in their recovery,” said IAPD CEO Susan Avery, CAE.
APCGT and IAPD made initial contributions and are seeking donations from IAPD members. “We are grateful to partner with the Atlanta Plastics Charity Golf Tournament and appreciate the many generous donors for their contributions,” said Avery. Donations will be collected until September 30, 2016 and can be made by visiting atlantaplasticscharity.org or by sending a check made payable to the Atlanta Plastics Charity Golf
Tournament - Louisiana Flood Relief Fund to:
The APCGT c/o CartierWilson LLC
2160 Kingston Court Suite H
Marietta, GA 30067 USA
APCGT and IAPD have begun accepting applications for those who are most impacted by the devastation caused by the flooding in Louisiana. IAPD member company employees are encouraged to complete the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund Application for themselves or anyone they may know who would benefit from the funds. The Louisiana Flood Relief Fund Application deadline is September 30, 2016.
The Atlanta Plastics Charity Golf Tournament helps members of the plastics community who are in need of financial assistance due to difficult circumstances. Through the support of generous donors they have helped hundreds of families over the last 25 years paying out over $200,000 since its inception.
The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD),
established in 1956, brings together distributors, fabricators,
manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers and service
providers in an environment which encourages a free flow of ideas and
information that help members build their businesses. Every program and
service we provide is designed with the simple goal of helping our
members increase profitability. Membership in IAPD is an affordable
business investment. IAPD provides training, connections with customers
and suppliers and information about developments that impact the
industry. What makes IAPD unique is a commitment to educating customers
and other key end users about plastics. In other words, IAPD works with
members to build the demand for plastics. Central to this effort is the
reinforcement of the value of distribution.